I recently watched a YouTube video featuring Louis CK talking about the impact George Carlin had on his life. At a time when he had been doing the same hour of comedy for 15 years without succeeding as a stand up comedian, he heard an interview with George Carlin. Carlin said that he was so prolific because he decided that every year he would “chuck out everything and start again with nothing.”
Louis CK decided to try that, even though it was really scary, because what he’d been doing for 15 years wasn’t working. The rest is stand up comedy history. Louis CK is now counted among the top comedians working in the field.
What about you? What have you been doing for over a decade that isn’t working? Ready to chuck it?
Watch this from 4:30 to see what I’m talking about.